elementz blog hop

I am super lucky to be a part of the quilting industry.  One of the best parts of my job is that I get to play with all sorts of fabric including gorgeous batiks.  About a year ago I met Tammy Silvers, part of the Island Batik design team.  What an energetic sweetheart she is!  She is an amazing quilt and fabric designer.  One of the things we chatted about were my bag patterns.  She loved the idea of mixing her batik designs with cork using my patterns and so did I!  Below are some of the projects I made for her fall market booth.  I hope you like them as much as I do!  Be sure to also check below for the full lineup of the blog hop.

First up is the Everly Backpack.  This pattern is great because it’s fairly quick to make and doesn’t take too much fabric.  The cork bottom can be made from a small piece of cork so it’s a great intro to working with this amazing textile.  The backpack straps can also be rearranged to convert this bag into a sling or crossbody bag.





Next up is the Harper Handbag.  This was the first bag I created using printed cork and I have to admit I was a little nervous.  It’s definitely outside my usually colors but it turned out to be one of my favorites!  Tammy has such amazing colors in her batiks that how could you go wrong really?


Last but certainly not least is the All Around Tote.  If you’re like me and you cart your stuff back and forth from the office to the house then you need this bag in your life!  The outside is full of pockets to keep things like your cell phone easily in reach.  The inside has 2 oversized zippered pockets and a padded divider, great for a tablet or laptop.  I adore this pink and grey batik!


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Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Sewing 🙂




2/26: Island Batik http://www.islandbatik.com/news/
2/26: Aurifil https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/
2/26: Tammy Silvers Tamarinis http://www.tamarinis.typepad.com
2/26: Jessica VanDenbrugh Sew Many Creations https://thestraightstitch.wordpress.com/
2/27: Penni Domikis Cabin in the Woods Quilters https://cabininthewoodsquilters.com/blog/
2/27: Swan Sheridan Swan Amity Studio http://www.swanamity.com/blog
2/28: Toni Smith Quilttoni http://www.quiltoni.com/tonis-blog.html/
2/28: Kate Colleran Seams Like A Dream Quilts seamslikeadream.com/blog
3/1: Kris Poor Poorhouse Quilt Designs http://poorhousequiltdesign.com/quilting-at-the-poorhouse/
3/1: Joanne Hillestad Fat Quarter Gypsy http://www.thefatquartergypsy.com/Lex-Luther-Blog.html
3/1: Connie Kaufmann Kauffman Designs kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com
3/2: Vicki Hansen Cranberry Pie Designs http://www.cranberrypiedesigns.com
3/2: Stephanie Jacobson  http://stephjacobson.blogspot.com/
3/3: Turid Bakken  https://densyendehimmel.blogspot.no
3/3: Pauline McArthur Funky Friends Factory http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/




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